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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 8/12/14

Greg Fiume

Fangraphs | Paul Mammino: Despite the success of their makeshift rotation, the Yankees likely don't have the pitching to make the playoffs if everyone begins to regress.

CBS Sports | Mike Axisa: The Yankees were one team who were hurt by the 1994 strike that prematurely ended the season.

Baseball Prospectus | Jeff Moore: A scouting report for Yankees outfield prospect Aaron Judge with a look at how he might turn out in a few years. | Brendan Kuty: Michael Pineda claims he will no longer use pine tar when he returns to the majors.

ESPN New York | Wallace Matthews: Buck Showalter feels that Derek Jeter was actually too slow on the Flip Play.

It's About the Money | Brad Vietrogoski: Tyler Webb is definitely the favorite to be the first lefty reliever called up to replace Matt Thornton in the bullpen.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: Maybe Chase Headley, Brandon McCarthy, and Stephen Drew are part of the Yankees' long-term solution.

It's About the Money | Brad Vietrogoski: Is Hiroki Kuroda falling of a cliff in the second half again, like he did last year?